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Rick Wiles is the father of “citizen reporting.” He pioneered alternative media long before the arrival of blogs and podcasts. TRUNEWS has an extremely loyal audience around the world. The program is 100% listener-supported. Guests include members of the US Congress, members of the European Parliament, members of the British Parliament, scientists, astronauts, climatologists, billionaires, investors, top-selling authors, and retired US generals. Respected guests include billionaire Jim Roger ...
 
A podcast dedicated to digital marketing and social media insights for government and public sector pros. Interviews with marketing and communications leaders working in government and public life as well as social media news and top tools and apps wrapped up in the hosts own musings about digital transformation in government communications. The Public Sector Marketing Show is hosted by Joanne Sweeney, founder of the Public Sector Marketing Institute and author of Public Sector Marketing Pro ...
 
The South China Morning Post political economy team analyse the latest economic data from China, delve deep into the ongoing US-China trade and tech war, and examine China's changing economic relationship with Europe, Africa and the Indo-Pacific. Hear deep background on Beijing's political machinations and how they affect policy and its global diplomacy.
 
Interel helps over 250 businesses and associations to understand and navigate the political and policy environment. Listen to our latest podcasts, including the EPod, which highlights key events in the European Parliament in the upcoming week. We also feature podcasts on the latest news in Public Affairs. www.interelgroup.com
 
Jonny Bentley and Adam Bragan are two British twentysomethings with an interest in all things politics. Pints & Politics aims to deliver an analysis of Britain's politics in a fun and digestible manner, as if you were having the discussion in a British pub! Breaking down current affairs, debating ethical issues and looking at America from afar. Debating. Educating. Entertaining (hopefully!).
 
Trade Policy Comments with discussions on the latest in European and international trade. The EU’s free-trade agreements, how the EU will trade with Britain after Brexit, trade defence and what is happening at the WTO are some of the topics we put on the table. Trade Policy Comments is hosted by Christofer Fjellner, Member of the European Parliament, with twelve years in the Committee for International Trade. Each episode features a knowledgeable guest.
 
Cultural Baggage brings you the unvarnished truth about the first eternal war: the War on Drugs. Guests who have graced the show range from Nobel Laureates and Members of the European Parliament to the Guru of Ganja. Listeners are invited to join the discussion. Cultural Baggage opens with national and international drug war news. It segues with live musicians or recorded songs and parodies. The guests are allotted most of the time to bring focus to the need for drug policy reform. CB closes ...
 
The University of Washington's Center for West European Studies is a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. Founded over 25 years ago in the 1990s, the center has developed a well-earned reputation for implementing innovative teaching, outreach, and research programs in the study of Europe, the EU and and EU-US relations. The center's activities are co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.
 
What is the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the nature of its relationship with the UK Government? What impact does it have on UK law? With British membership of the European Union at the heart of the political agenda, the role of its Court of Human Rights and its influence on UK law has inevitably come under scrutiny. The coalition Government has pledged to withdraw the UK from the European convention of human rights, and to give Parliament the right to veto ECHR rulin ...
 
The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington promotes in-depth interdisciplinary study of all major post-communist subregions - Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic region, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Russia - in order to understand the legacies of the imperial and communist past as well as to analyze the emerging institutions and identities that will shape Eurasia's future. We share audio of interesting and relevant events ...
 
"A GENUINE CAUCASION EUROPEAN BARRON- KING!" Million Monroe-De-Clifford-Plantagenet: is the actual Great-Grandson of 7 Kings and Queens AND Pastor William Brewster of the Mayflower! He is "100% pure" european-royal-blood; which means he is extremely talented in everything you can imagine. As a 30 year entertainment executive, father, daddy and coach. Millions high-level business skills and award-winning sense of humor; makes listening to him enjoyable, easy and fun. He is a Hollywood sociali ...
 
Action 24 - Active Citizens for Responsive Legislatures, an initiative co-funded by the European Union and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, has been engaging civil society organisations, the media, the Provincial Legislatures, and you - the citizens of South Africa - on ways that we can work together for a more effective governance system, in which our elected representatives ensure that the people have the last say when it comes to the decisions that affect their future. Every five years South ...
 
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In its Order on 20 May 2020 the General Court in Nord Stream 2 v Parliament and Council ruled the application inadmissible. The case raises some important questions as to the standing requirements for private persons directly challenging EU acts before the EU courts. It appears that the main reason for refusal to grant the appellant standing to dir…
 
Sequencing and analysis of the human genome, all the genetic information stored in our DNA, enable understanding about a person's ancestry, health and various traits. DNA sequencing greatly benefits medicine and the life sciences by allowing them to predict and cure diseases. While DNA sequencing technologies continuously improve and become less co…
 
Serbia and Kosovo have both declared their intention to join the EU. However, despite some initial successes, such as the Brussels Agreement of 2013, the dialogue facilitated by the EU and initiated in 2011 has stalled. The reasons for the very limited results are multiple, ranging from the internal political situation in both countries, to ambiguo…
 
While the Russian territory ought to be safe from the impact of the Long March 5B rocket, most of the US and Latin America, as well as Africa, Australia and South Asia may need to beware, according to a map posted by Roscosmos. Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin tweeted out a map of the possible area of impact, anywhere up to 41 degrees north and so…
 
The Biden administration’s endorsement of a proposal to waive intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines is facing new opposition from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “The limiting factor for the production of vaccines are manufacturing capacities and high quality standards, not the patents,” a spokesperson for Merkel said Thursday, accordi…
 
Adults of all ages in Germany can now receive AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, and recipients of that jab can get their second dose as soon as four weeks after their first, German Health Minister Jens Spahn has said. In March, Germany was among the first countries to limit its rollout of the Anglo-Swedish jab to those aged 60 and above amid concerns…
 
Some possible insight into what a Chinese cyberespionage unit is up to. Hackathons, from Beijing to Washington (the one sponsored by Beijing developed an iPhone zero-day used against China’s Uyghurs). Panda Stealer is after crypto wallets. Microsoft's Kevin Magee reflects on lessons learned in the last year. Our own Rick Howard speaks with Todd Nei…
 
In an indictment of Canada’s Covid vaccine distribution strategy, the premiers of two of the country’s provinces have turned to neighboring US states to ensure shots for essential workers like cross-border truckers and teachers. Ontario Premier Doug Ford explored the possibility of stateside vaccinations with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on W…
 
A massive police operation in Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarezinho slums resulted in the death of two dozen suspected criminals, one officer, and several injured police and civilians – including subway passengers caught in the crossfire. More than 200 Brazilian police officers raided the third-largest favela in Rio, home to over 60,000 residents, on Thursd…
 
The Cambodian government has lifted the three-week lockdown imposed on the country’s capital Phnom Penh, allowing life in the city to return to normality despite Covid-19 infection rates continuing to climb across the country. The decision to remove the lockdown measures was followed by a warning from Phnom Penh’s deputy governor that residents “sh…
 
German lawmakers have passed a law which will ease Covid-19 restrictions for people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or who have recently recovered from the disease, in a majority vote. The law was supported by members of the government coalition – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative ‘Union’ bloc and the Social Democrats –…
 
The chairman of the Works Committee in Lebanon has warned that the country may be plunged into darkness in the coming weeks as money to buy fuel runs out, urging lawmakers to make resources available. Speaking on Thursday, Nazih Negm, the Works Committee chairman and a member of parliament, urged the Constitutional Council to expedite a decision to…
 
The Greek capital has been brought to a standstill as public sector workers protest against new legislation that they claim would restrict employee rights at a time when the economy is struggling to rebuild from the pandemic. Police estimated that as many as 6,500 workers gathered outside the country’s parliament building in Athens on Thursday afte…
 
Rioters have attacked Colombia’s parliament during a demonstration in the country’s capital Bogota. A since-withdrawn unpopular tax reform plan triggered weeklong protests and clashes across the country. Dozens broke through the perimeter fences during a massive rally at Bolivar Square in Bogota on Wednesday and stormed the building that houses bot…
 
Microsoft has announced that it will allow European customers to keep their cloud data within the European Union following privacy concerns about the data being held in the United States. Announcing the company’s “new pledge for the European Union” in a blog post on Thursday, Microsoft’s president Brad Smith revealed that it will allow commercial a…
 
The European Commission president has said Brussels is prepared to look at a proposal to scrap intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines in an effort to accelerate global vaccinations against the virus. Speaking on Thursday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU would be willing to look at proposals to waive Covid-…
 
Ana Paula Zacarias, State Secretary for Europe in Portugal, and Dr. Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Director for Research and Training Just a few moments ahead of the Social Summit in Porto and long-awaited launch of the Conference of the Future of Europe, Ana Paula Zacarias, State Secretary for Europe in Portugal shares in a conversation with Dr. Ania Skrzype…
 
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a directive calling on police to arrest people who refuse to wear masks properly after a meeting with his Covid-19 task force where he was the only person seen not wearing a mask. Speaking after the coronavirus task force meeting, the Filipino politician declared: “My orders to the police are those w…
 
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has issued a stern rebuke of the G7 communiqué which reaffirmed the group’s support for Taiwanese independence; Beijing labelled it a “a serious interference in China’s internal affairs.” Speaking on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin called on the G7 to take concrete action to “promote the recover…
 
Dublin has blasted a reported proposal that London will take unilateral action and introduce a ban on prosecuting Northern Ireland veterans from allegations of unresolved crimes during the ‘Troubles’ as Brexit tumult continues. Speaking on Thursday, the spokesman for Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney announced his government’s disapproval with L…
 
Canada has allowed children as young as 12 to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. The company said the move will help protect them before the next school year starts. The review of medical data has shown that the Pfizer vaccine is “safe and effective” for younger teenagers, Supriya Sharma, a chief medical adviser to Health Canada, the gov…
 
Beijing has axed a high-level channel for economic talks with Canberra, blasting Australian leaders for having a “Cold War mentality” after the country canceled two contracts linked to its Belt and Road project. In a harshly worded statement on Thursday, China’s economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, said the China-Austra…
 
An international body representing a who’s-who of Big Pharma firms has rejected a US-backed proposal to lift intellectual property rights for coronavirus vaccines, insisting the move will not speed up global distribution. The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (IFPMA) criticized the IP plan in a statement on Wednesday, not lon…
 
An Italian court has convicted two US tourists for fatally stabbing a Carabinieri officer during a botched drug buy on their Roman holiday. One of them admitted to the act but claimed self-defense. Both received a life sentence. Finnegan Lee Elder, 21, and Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 20, were convicted and sentenced on Wednesday for the 2019 m…
 
Today on TRUNEWS, host Edward Szall exposes the influence of political operative Frank Luntz, the darling of Republicans. Together with the team, they look at the wheeling and dealing with the GOP to get the rank and file to accept vaccines, homosexuality, abortion and transgenderism. Edward also has the opportunity to interview Lauren Witke as she…
 
Belgium sustains a DDoS attack that knocks parliamentary sessions offline. New malware strains identified in phishing campaign. Threat actors look for ways of working around multi-factor authentication and open authentication. COVID-19 scams continue online, and attract law enforcement attention. Joe Carrigan describes a compromised password manage…
 
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has rejected urgent appeals to temporarily suspend the country’s night-time Covid-19 curfews, although it has stressed that its ruling does not mean the measures are legally sound. The First Senate of the Karlsruhe-based court said in a statement on Wednesday that the curfews serve a “fundamentally legitimate …
 
Hospitalizations and deaths of younger people linked to Covid-19 are on the rise across the Americas, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has warned, adding that the situation in Brazil is particularly alarming. “In Brazil, mortality rates have doubled among those younger than 39, quadrupled among those in their 40s and tripled for those in…
 
A poll taken in 53 countries has found that 44% of people around the world consider the United States to be a threat to their democracy – significantly less than those who believe the same about China and Russia. Out of the 53,000 people polled across 53 countries, more respondents (44%) considered US influence on their country to be a “threat to d…
 
The president of Serbia has announced what is likely the world’s first cash-for-jabs plan, offering to pay any citizen who gets a Covid vaccine before the end of May some 3,000 dinars ($30) in an attempt to boost uptake. The move was unveiled by President Alexandra Vucic on Wednesday after the country’s vaccination rollout stalled due to poor turno…
 
The president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, has asked opposition leader Yair Lapid to form a government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to secure enough support to form a coalition. Lapid, the chairman of the centrist Yesh Atid party will have a 28-day mandate to form a government. He has so far received 56 recommendations from lawmakers…
 
A huge investment agreement between the EU and China is “important,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said, a day after a senior European Commission figure stated that the bloc had suspended ratification efforts amid soured relations. “Despite all the difficulties that will surely arise with the ratification, it is a very important undertaking, because it …
 
India’s highest court has set a strict deadline for officials to devise a plan for solving the medical oxygen crisis in the capital. A lower court had previously threatened to charge the government with contempt. The Supreme Court ordered the government to provide a detailed plan by 10:30am local time on Thursday on how it intends to supply Delhi h…
 
A "global reset" is needed to fight future pandemics, Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn told a World Health Organization (WHO) briefing on Wednesday as the UN agency announced the creation of a new research hub in Berlin. Spahn highlighted the findings of a review into the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which will be officially announ…
 
The Norwegian prime minister has said the country will bring in Covid vaccine passports, which will allow holders to attend events before the government brings in EU-compliant certificates later that month. “With such a certificate, we can … open our society more, and quicker,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg told a news conference on Wednesday, adding…
 
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has warned Nepal’s health system is at risk of being overrun by rising Covid cases, as India’s outbreak spills across into neighboring nations around South Asia. The comments were made on Wednesday, as data showed that Nepal is now reporting 57 times the number of Covid cases it r…
 
People’s satisfaction with the Covid-19 response in “more democratic” Europe has “dropped sharply” in 2021 compared to last year, while people in “less democratic” Asia have “remained consistently positive,” finds a global survey. The survey, titled the Democracy Perception Index (DPI), was conducted by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation and br…
 
Myanmar’s National Unity Government has said that it is setting up the People’s Defence Force, a precursor to a Federal Union Army, which will protect its supporters from attacks by the ruling military junta. In a statement released on Wednesday, Myanmar’s National Unity Government, a group claiming to be the legitimate rulers of the country, said …
 
A key committee in France’s parliament has given the green light for the so-called Covid-19 ‘health passes’ that people will have to carry when attending crowded events and venues. Some MPs have said it may lead to discrimination. The Law Committee of the National Assembly, the lower house of France’s parliament, has approved a bill on health passe…
 
German police have conducted raids on offices and locations belonging to Ansaar International, after Berlin outlawed the organization on the grounds that it had financed Islamist terrorism around the world. “If you want to fight terror, you have to dry out their sources of money,” Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday via Twitte…
 
A survey has shown that 53% of citizens living in democracies feel their freedoms are being infringed upon by their government’s response to Covid-19, and the dissatisfaction has grown since last year. The study, conducted by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation and brand tracking firm Latana, published on Wednesday, claimed that in democratic co…
 
In this episode of the ‘On The Move’ series Teodora Serafimova, Research Associate at the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation speaks with Ana Salazar, Head of Sustainability Division at AENA, the world’s largest airport operator in terms of passenger traffic. Despite the fact that aviation is one of the sectors worst hit by the COVI…
 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to secure a governing coalition despite weeks of negotiations after the March election, leaving President Reuven Rivlin to decide whether to pass the job to another candidate. Netanyahu missed a midnight deadline on Wednesday to pull together a majority coalition in Israel’s 120-seat Knesset, fol…
 
The US military is tracking the remnants of a Chinese rocket as large pieces of the craft race back to Earth at thousands of miles per hour, making an uncontrolled reentry after the first launch for Beijing’s new space station. The 18th Space Control Squadron of the US Space Force will plot the Long March 5B rocket’s trajectory as it reenters the a…
 
Madrid premier Isabel Diaz Ayuso, a fierce critic of Covid-19 lockdowns, secured a major victory in Spain’s regional elections, prompting the head of the left-wing Podemos to end his political career after taking fifth place. With more than 99% of the ballots counted late on Tuesday night, Ayuso’s People’s Party took 45% of the vote, or 65 seats in…
 
Explosions could be heard in the Syrian coastal cities of Latakia and Tartus, where Russian forces are based, as air defenses reportedly responded to Israeli missiles striking further inland, the state news agency SANA has said. SANA named the targets of “Israeli aggression” as Al-Haffah, a town just northeast of Latakia, and Masyaf, located halfwa…
 
Today on TRUNEWS, host Edward Szall building-assistant suicides are happening again, as a Swiss diplomat representing the US in Iran falls 18 stories. New details are emerging about the mysterious shoot-out in Langley in front of CIA headquarters, by a suspect known to intelligence agencies. China’s Xi Jinping adds new titles of Helmsman and Oath K…
 
Pulse Secure patches its VPN, and CISA for one thinks you ought to apply those fixes. Apple has also patched two zero-days in its Webkit engine. Scripps Health recovers from what’s said to be a ransomware attack. Researchers describe Genesis, a criminal market for digital fingerprints. Ben Yelin described a grand jury subpoena for Signal user data.…
 
The EU has suspended its efforts to ratify a huge investment deal with China due to a row and a sanctions battle over Beijing's alleged human rights violations, the deputy chief of the bloc's executive branch has told AFP. "We have for the moment […] suspended some political awareness efforts on the side of the Commission," vice president of the EU…
 
Germany has seen its highest number of politically motivated crimes in a decade in 2020, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said, calling it a “very worrying” trend and adding that more than a half of them were far-right offenses. The number of politically motivated crimes in Germany in 2020 has risen by more than 8.5% in comparison to the previous y…
 
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